Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Surviving Savannah by Patti Callahan


Everyone is excited about the maiden voyage of the Pulaski.  It will eliminate several days of travel. Unfortunately it sunk and gained the nickname of the second Titanic.

Berkley and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published March 9th. 

The boat was built by a rich family in Savannah and they were all aboard.  Several other important families and people were also there.  The boat split in two due to a boiler accident and many died.  Even the lifeboats had leaks.

This happened years go, but when a history professor is asked to put together an exhibit with the articles and documents found, she agrees.  And looks for more information to expand the exhibit.  There are still relatives in town.

This is a deep look at an ocean tragedy that some survived.  The author makes you care about the ones lost and the ones saved.  The ocean is not forgiving and takes women and children as well as men.

She ties history together and creates a story to share with the people of Savannah.  

They may be gone but they are no longer forgotten.

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